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Episode #88:  The Embodied Crone,  Polarity and Archetypes  with Lisa Betts-LaCroix

Episode #88: The Embodied Crone, Polarity and Archetypes with Lisa Betts-LaCroix


Previous guest Lisa Betts-LaCroix has come back to join us this week to give inspiration on how she started dancing, how we can embrace the whole artful aging with grace, and use the archetype of the Erotic High Priestess to step into our own full power in midlife.


Lisa Betts-LaCroix is a speaker, writer, podcaster, dance performer and outspoken advocate for empowered living, learning, and aging.   As host of the Super Power U Podcast she does long-form interviews revealing the mental models and tactical skills needed to be your very own superhero. She specializes in combining dance performance with an inspirational message to inspire audiences to embrace their vitality and passion, and reclaim empowered living in later life.  In spite of taking up dance at age 50 she is a World Champion Pro-Am American Rhythm Ballroom dancer.


We hope this episode will inspire you to find your own desires and try something new in midlife.


In this episode, we cover:

  • What is the Embodied Crone?
  • What is the Erotic Priestess archetype?
  • How did Lisa get into dancing and what preparation did she do?
  • On recognizing and following your joy and desires
  • Recommended practices
  • The artful aging and its pillars


Quotes from the Conversation:

On deciding to learn to dance

Essentially, my kids were getting to be teenagers and I was experiencing having been 5, 10, 15 years as a homeschooling parent, which was very involved and done attachment parenting. Very involved with my kids' lives, and I didn't wanna be that mother who was holding onto them, and I could feel that in myself.


On preparing her joints in her body

What I learned from that is, well, first of all, I'll never be a dancer. Like the people that start when they're young, I'll never be that, and that's fine.  I think the thing that I learned from it was that you start where you are and the love of the thing matters more than. Where you're at in terms of a skill level or what your body's like. It's the love of the thing. And I was so in love with it, and I was so passionate about it that I spent so many nights when I couldn't be at the dance studio going over my routines in my head.


On building the muscle of recognizing and following her desires

Wow, that has become the center point for me in my life, and maybe it started there. What else is there? Like those are the things that we get fooled into, but those things don't take. They don't take us to the place that we wanna be. And I, and there is something about the freedom of, for me, I experience at this stage of my life where I feel freedom from those things.


On the Erotic Priestess Idea

So for me, the erotic high priestess is the part, the archetype, the part of me that knows there's something deeper than this image of what sexual looks like in a woman's body that our culture feeds to us. 


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